• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 483.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S9100 advantages over Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    212g vs 283g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 advantages over Nikon S9100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 34 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 921k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    16 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Backside-illuminated sensor for good low-light performance; Very long zoom; Good printed performance; Very fast autofocus.

  • Autofocus is not always reliable; Auto white balance renders skin tones a little red; Slow digital zoom.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS15

Nikon S9100
Panasonic ZS15
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Panasonic ZS15
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $214
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX260 HS

Nikon S9100
Canon SX260 HS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Canon SX260 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Camera

Nikon S9100
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung Galaxy Camera
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Headphone jack
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Samsung WB800F

Nikon S9100
Samsung WB800F
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Samsung WB800F
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX280 HS

Nikon S9100
Canon SX280 HS
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Canon SX280 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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